Hard Core Romance

Author: Eva Illouz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022615355X
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From its beginnings in Twilight fan-fiction to its record-breaking sales as an e-book and paperback, the story of the erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels is both unusual and fascinating. Having sold over seventy million copies worldwide since 2011, E. L. James’s lurid series about a sexual ingénue and the powerful young entrepreneur who introduces her to BDSM sex has ingrained itself in our collective consciousness. But why have these particular novels—poorly written and formulaic as they are—become so popular, especially among women over thirty? In this concise, engaging book, Eva Illouz subjects the Fifty Shades cultural phenomenon to the serious scrutiny it has been begging for. After placing the trilogy in the context of best-seller publishing, she delves into its remarkable appeal, seeking to understand the intense reading pleasure it provides and how that resonates with the structure of relationships between men and women today. Fifty Shades, Illouz argues, is a gothic romance adapted to modern times in which sexuality is both a source of division between men and women and a site to orchestrate their reconciliation. As for the novels’ notorious depictions of bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism, Illouz shows that these are as much a cultural fantasy as a sexual one, serving as a guide to a happier romantic life. The Fifty Shades trilogy merges romantic fantasy with self-help guide—two of the most popular genres for female readers. Offering a provocative explanation for the success and popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey novels, Hard-Core Romance is an insightful look at modern relationships and contemporary women’s literature.

Monster in the Sack

Author: Bruce Rose
Publisher: Bruce Rose
ISBN:
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He was a monster in the sack…literally. Meticulous math geek Hunter Snow has always colored inside the lines, but a resolution to try new things compels him to proposition a sexy guy at a local pub. They hit it off, Hunter takes him home, and the guy turns out to be a real monster in the sack. But when his powerful lover turns into a glowing-eyed beast, Hunter realizes he’s in serious trouble. When business tycoon Alexander Knapp seduces a man for leverage then dumps him once the deal is done, he gets something he never expected: a vile curse. After five years of being repulsive to everyone who lays eyes on him, Alexander meets Hunter, a man able to see beyond the spell. One wild night turns into more, but Alexander fears he’ll never be able to give Hunter the partner he deserves. Determined to break the vicious spell, Hunter is willing to do anything he can, but what if the only way to lift the curse is to let go of the man he loves…forever? Note: All books from the A Fairview Story series stand alone. You can read them in any order. They are numbered only because some ebook retailers won't accept unnumbered series books and some readers want to read them in chronological order. Keywords: HEA, paranormal, humor, magic, shapeshifter, mm, gay romance, feel-good romance, more story than sex, leprechaun

Alien Rule

Author: Michael Hechter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110743582X
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This book argues that alien rule can become legitimate to the degree that it provides governance that is both effective and fair. Governance is effective to the degree that citizens have access to an expanding economy and an ample supply of culturally appropriate collective goods. Governance is fair to the degree that rulers act according to the strictures of procedural justice. These twin conditions help account for the legitimation of alien rulers in organizations of markedly different scale. The book applies these principles to the legitimation of alien rulers in states (the Republic of Genoa, nineteenth- and twentieth-century China, and modern Iraq), colonies (Taiwan and Korea under Japanese rule), and occupation regimes, as well as in less encompassing organizations such as universities (academic receivership), corporations (mergers and acquisitions), and stepfamilies. Finally, it speculates about the possibility of an international market in governance services.

Surrender

Author: Kitty Thomas
Publisher: Burlesque Press
ISBN: 1938639375
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Bad Boy Billionaire Boxed Set

Author: Coco Cadence
Publisher: Coco Cadence
ISBN:
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He requires your complete submission ... The complete BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE series, now available in one sizzling bundle! ~ Bad Boy Billionaire Part One One night. That was the deal I made when I gave my body to the charming, enigmatic self-proclaimed ‘bad-boy’ billionaire Adrian King. A prolific artist by day, a dominant lover by night. His riches go beyond money, beyond power. Lust is his playground, and I am his willing pawn. I thought I could resist. I was wrong. One night turned into two … until all I could think of was him. The choice was already made the moment I chose to surrender to him. His desire rules me. His secrets ruin me. ~ Bad Boy Billionaire Part Two I am his. Three words are all it takes to seal my fate. With the contract signed, the bad-boy billionaire Adrian King owns me now. His alpha tendencies have me under a spell, and his control over my heart threatens to overtake me. Sparks ignite something more than pure lust … But can there be love in a game ruled by desires? When passion rules and boundaries are blurred, I have no choice but to delve deeper into the secrets that encompass him. It won’t be without regrets. ~ Bad Boy Billionaire Part Three We ruined each other. Adrian King, the dominant bad-boy billionaire who claimed my heart with his alpha behavior, broke me. When unexpected secrets come to light, our relationship is put to the test. Desire disguised as love and fear of past mistakes tears us apart. Now we’re left to pick up the pieces of our shattered selves. But there is more to us than just our sinful game, something worth fighting for. There’s only one way to find out if we’re meant to be together … Go hard or go home. ___________________________________ This steamy Billionaire Romance is a standalone with no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed!

Capture Surrender

Author: Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: 44 Raccoons
ISBN: 9781386352242
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lambda Literary Award Finalist Ever since his partner died, Frank has resigned himself to staying single. He wards off the loneliness by spending time with friends on the paintball field and running his high-end brothel, the Market Garden. After one of his most lucrative rentboys quits, Frank is thrilled when a gorgeous replacement walks through the door. A former US soldier, Stefan is hot, bold, and perfect for the Market Garden's clientele, especially those with a thing for camouflage and drill sergeants. He's perfect for Frank, too, except Frank has a rule about not getting involved with his own rentboys. During a frisky game of paintball, Stefan makes it clear that he doesn't care about the rules. Not the rules of the game, and definitely not Frank's refusal to get involved. He captures Frank on the field using stealth and cunning, and makes it clear that he'll do anything to keep a hold of him off the field too. This 62,000 word novel was previously published.

Maintenance Night

Author: Trent Evans
Publisher: Shadow Moon Press
ISBN:
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"Maintenance Night." The very words make a submissive woman shudder in dread — and anticipation. Lacey has always been just such a woman, and now she’s also a well-disciplined wife, subject to her dominant husband’s rules, his corrections, and most of all, his desires. She loves Troy with every atom of her being, and can’t get enough of him. But if that’s the case, why does she persist in disobeying him? For a loving couple in a serious D/s marriage, disobedience has its punishments — and its rewards. And it’s on Maintenance Night that her husband decides to take Lacey’s submission to a deeper, even more intimate level. 14446 words

My Ex s Revenge Dominated Punished and Forgiven BDSM Spanking

Author: Jessica Whitethread
Publisher: The Red Spot Press
ISBN: 1311613765
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reader Advisory: This story is for mature audiences only and features intensely erotic situations, bdsm play, spanking, humiliation, discipline, punishment, submission and dominance. All characters are 18 or older. After a series of relationships sabotaged by her own controlling ways, Regina returns to the man she remembers being happiest with, only to find him changed. Connor has learned a lot about himself and about the world since they were last together, and if she wants to be with him now, she will be the one to surrender control. A fulfilling and charged relationship may await, but only after Connor has made her suffer for her past transgressions and made it very, very clear who is the dominant and who is the submissive. Excerpt: "Now," he said. "Look in the mirror." I turned and saw myself, pale and feeling a little gangly as I stood with nothing but shoes on in this strange building and in this strange room. My face was flushed and even across the room I could see the erectness of my nipples. Next to me stood Connor, still in his suit and his intense eyes alight. Though I didn't entirely understand why, it was incredibly arousing to see myself naked and vulnerable beside this man, handsome and powerful and well-clothed. "This is your uniform," he explained. "When you are in this room, this is how I expect you to present yourself. You are to be available to me in whatever way I deem necessary, whether for punishment or satisfaction or reward. Do you understand?" "Yes, sir," I said quietly. "Good. Then go and bring me that chair against the wall." I turned and noticed for the first time a grey folding chair propped against the wall. I went and brought it to him. The metal was cool against my fingers and my hip as I carried it. "Set it here," he instructed, indicating directly in front of him. I unfolded it and set it on the ground. He took a seat in it. "Now lie on my lap, here." I regarded him nervously, but when I hesitated his eyes rose to meet mine, coolly expectant. I took in a shallow breath and then bent over and draped myself awkwardly over his knees. My stiff nipples brushed over the soft cloth of his pants and I rested my palms against the floor in front of my face. My ass was pushed high in the air by the posture, becoming the most prominent part of my body. My hair fell forward and over my face, and my toes rested against the floor on his other side. I stifled a gasp as I felt a hand caress my ass cheek and run down the back of my thigh. "This is going to be a simple atonement today," he said. "This is to make the nature of our relationship clear to you." I breathed deliberately, waiting for the pain to begin. "Regina, when you are being punished or are about to be punished and I am speaking to you, I would like you to respond to me by saying 'yes, sir.' I want to be sure that you hear and understand me, and that you never become so pre-occupied by what we are doing that you cannot learn the lesson you are here to learn." "Yes, sir," I said to the floor, already partially distracted by the sensations of his fingers on my skin. "Thank you. You are learning very quickly. Don't think I do not recognize and appreciate that." I felt a small warmth of pride at his compliment. His hand was cupping my ass. "Now, I would like you to tell me what is about to happen is about to happen." "What do you mean?" I asked. "Sir." "I would like you to tell me why you are being punished." His hand moved smoothly across my sensitive skin. I noticed how wet I had become. I did not entirely understand why I was so aroused.

Capture Surrender

Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
ISBN: 1626490295
Format: PDF
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Ever since his partner died, Frank has resigned himself to staying single. He wards off the loneliness by spending time with friends on the paintball field and running his high-end brothel, the Market Garden. After one of his most lucrative rentboys quits, Frank is thrilled when a gorgeous replacement walks through the door. A former US soldier, Stefan is hot, bold, and perfect for the Market Garden's clientele, especially those with a thing for camouflage and drill sergeants. He's perfect for Frank, too, except Frank has a rule about not getting involved with his own rentboys. During a frisky game of paintball, Stefan makes it clear that he doesn't care about the rules. Not the rules of the game, and definitely not Frank's refusal to get involved. He captures Frank on the field using stealth and cunning, and makes it clear that he'll do anything to keep a hold of him off the field too.